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Recycle Utah Offers New Programs for Summit County

Dec 28, 2016

Recycle Utah has served the residents of Summit County since 1991.  They have collection and reuse programs and they offer education and workshops.  There are a couple of new programs RU is bringing to residents of Summit County.    Carolyn Murray has more. 

Recycle Utah Offers Holiday Garbage Tips

Dec 28, 2016

With the holidays in full swing, Recycle Utah shares with KPCW listeners some reminders about the best way to manage your garbage including all those ribbons and bows.  There are also some everyday rules about recycling and Carolyn Murray has a report on that.

Recycle Utah is now accepting skis, snowboards, and poles for recycling and reuse this winter. This program is generously sponsored by Silver Star Ski & Sport. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your non-profit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

Did you know that electronic waste contains materials that are toxic to humans and the environment.and should never be thrown in your garbage?  Take electronics to Recycle Utah instead to ensure they are responsibly recycled in Utah. Fees apply. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

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Did you know that our Summit County landfill only has 15 months of space left? Do your part to help save it by bringing all of your hard-to-recycle items to Recycle Utah. For more info and a full list of accepted materials, contact Recycle Utah, your non-profit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

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If something doesn't happen soon, Recycle Utah's future could be that of an education and advocacy organization - without a recycling center.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains:

The Mountain Life - June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Recycle Utah

Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with Dierdra Walsh, Food & Beverage Director and Alex Malmborg, Executive Chef from Park City Mountain Resort to talk about Recycle Utah's 100-Mile Meal event coming up July 23rd. 

Then, two things that seem to go together well, stand-up paddle boarding and yoga.  WE speak with Alisha Niswander and Christa Jutras who have teamed up to lead 3-hour SUP/Yoga adventures on the Jordanelle Reservoir this summer.   

**Update:  The bill passed Senate committee Thursday evening and will go to the Senate floor for a vote next week.

A Utah state senator has proposed a new law that will make retailers charge ten cents for every single-use plastic and paper bag.  Environmentalists haven't had success passing similar laws in Park City, so why does this lawmaker think she can pass her bill at a statewide level?  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Senate Bill 196.  

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith has information  about a bulk-buy purchase of smart thermostats; Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Chris Haslock with Team Park City United has the latest results from the Youth Olympic Games in Norway.

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